Monday, August 3, 2009


(Heidi Keller-Miler en route to victory at Brewhouse. Photo by Becca Dalrymple.)

The following long course records were set on August 2 at Brewhouse:

* Pro-M - David Thompson, 31, St. Paul - 1:34:05

As in 2008, Thompson won the Brewhouse in record time the day after winning the Team Time Trial (also in record time) at the Firehouse 50. On Sunday he shaved 17 seconds off his '08 CR. It was also his 3rd BHT win and the 56th of his career. David has set course records in seven of the eight races he's won thus far in 2009.

* 20-24 M - Patrick Parish, 24, Circle Pines - 1:37:01

Last year's top male rookie followed up his victory at Chisago Lakes Sprint with a 3rd place overall (2nd amateur) finish at Brewhouse. His 1:37:01 is the fastest debut by an amateur in the history of this race. It also lowered Neil Miller's 20-24M CR (set in 2006) by a husky 5:43.

* 40-44W - Heidi Keller-Miler, 44, Chaska - 1:51:51

More satisfying than lowering her own masters record, which she set in '06, by a substantive 1:34, was the fact that the time was fast enough to win the race, and by a convincing margin, at that. In fact, it was the 3rd fastest women's time in the nine-year history of this course and Heidi's 2nd win of the 2009 season.

* 45-49M - Rhett Bonner, 45, Duluth - 1:39:15

Another race, another record for Bonner, who took a humongous bite--6:57--out of the previous 45-49M course best.

* 55-59M - Bill Schmitt, 56, Duluth - 1:57:04

Schmitt is having an outstanding season. Brewhouse was his 4th 55-59 multi win this season and his 2nd course record. He took BHT's old CR, which he set last year, down by 48 seconds.

Duluth News Tribune Race Coverage: